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     Sugoi Dirty Girl Camps Expand Schedule Into United States
Mon Mar 1, 2004
VANCOUVER, BC - The Sugoi Dirt Series, a women's mountain bike technical skill camps, will this year host twelve events, including for the first time two in the Northwestern United States. read more



     Paola Pezzo Back Home After Appendicitis Emergency
Mon Mar 1, 2004
After her emergency operation for appendicitis on Friday, Paola Pezzo has been released from Brescia Hospital Sunday morning. "I really didn't plan this!", Pezzo joked. read more



     NORBA & EFTA Shake Hands And Make Up
Mon Mar 1, 2004
Starting in 2004, riders interested in contesting the U.S. National MTB Championships can qualify to ride by racing NORBA State or Regional Championships, AMBC events, or NORBA National Series races. read more



     Even More Lance On TV
Tue Mar 2, 2004
Starting 8:30 PM ET/PT on April 1st, the Outdoor Life Network will show "The Road to the Tour". Then, starting 8:30 PM ET/PT on April 29th, OLN will begin the 13 episode "The Real Life Saga of Armstrong's Quest for Six".



     French Official Claims Cover-Up
Wed Mar 3, 2004
A leading French doping expert claims sports authorities are covering up the real reasons for a recent spate of deaths which have been ascribed to heart failure. read more



     Giant Spins Wheels Onstage At The Oscars
Wed Mar 3, 2004
HOLLYWOOD, CA - A variety of acts performed at the 76th Academy Awards Sunday including a Giant bicycle. A performance for a song from The Triplets Of Belleville featured a Giant Simple cruiser being "played" as a percussion instrument. read more



     Brian Lopes Breaks Leg In ATV Accident
Wed Mar 3, 2004
SAVANNAH, GA - Former world four-cross champion Brian Lopes suffered a compound fracture of his left leg Sunday while riding a four-wheel ATV vehicle in Savannah, Georgia. read more



     Sinister Bikes Announces The DSR Team
Thu Mar 4, 2004
With the help of East Coast street/jump legend, Kyle Ebbett, Sinister has brewed up the most over-the-top concoction of progressive mountain bike talent to tour the United States. read more



     Tracy Moseley Breaks Wrist
Thu Mar 4, 2004
It seems as though the off-season may be the most dangerous part of the year for the world's top gravity racers. Now, British downhill star Tracy Moseley has broken her wrist. read more



     Jeanson Gets U.S. License
Thu Mar 4, 2004
USA Cycling officials have confirmed that Genevi read more



     Red Bull Trailfox In Laax
Thu Mar 4, 2004
Difficult terrain, spectacular lines and a contest comprised of four different races: this all happens within 36 hours - day and night - and all disciplines must be completed with the same mountain bike. read more



     USAC Releases Pan-Am MTB Selection Criteria
Fri Mar 5, 2004
USA Cycling has announced selection procedures for the 2004 Pan American Mountain Bike Championships in Ba read more



     Andrea Smashed By Moto - Down But Not Out
Sat Mar 6, 2004
MALAGA, SPAIN - "Oh Andrea Andrea. I leave you alone for a while and look what you get yourself into!" On Thursday while out on his bike alone near his home in Malaga, Spain was run over by a motorbike. read more



     Full Speed Ahead Sponsors 16 Pro European Road Teams
Mon Mar 8, 2004
SEATTLE, WA - Components made by Full Speed Ahead will be seen throughout the European professional peloton this year, as the company now sponsors 16 UCI Division I and II teams. read more



     Subaru/IMBA Seeks New Team
Mon Mar 8, 2004
IMBA is looking to hire a full-time, professional two-person team for the highly successful Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program. Application deadline is March 19, 2004. read more



     Red Bull To Bring New Race To Colorado
Mon Mar 8, 2004
DURANGO, CO - Red Bull is going to give a silver nugget to a trail runner, who will pass it to a paraglider, who will pass it to a kayaker, who will finally give it to a mountain biker to carry across the finish line. read more



     Montreal World Cup Nominated As Best Tourist Event
Tue Mar 9, 2004
The Montreal Women's World Cup of Cycling has been awarded the Ulysse Prize for the "Best tourist event - budget under $500,000 in the Montreal area" for the second year in a row. read more



     UCI Official BMX Track Builders
Tue Mar 9, 2004
Another step in the UCI BMX Development plan has been taken, when recently Tom Ritzenthaler (USA) and Mark Hildebrand (USA) has been appointed Official UCI BMX Track Builders. read more



     Crash Halts Oregon Race
Tue Mar 9, 2004
OREGON - Oregon race officials and racers agreed to stop competition in the second race of the Banana Belt road series after an accident resulted in serious injuries to at least one cyclist. read more



     Bike Magazine To Hold Video Awards At Sea Otter
Tue Mar 9, 2004
DANA POINT, CA - Bike magazine will be hosting the Bike Reader Poll and Video Awards in Monterey, California on April 16, coinciding with the Sea Otter Classic. read more



     Industry Descends On Washington, D.C. For Bike Summit
Tue Mar 9, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC - More than 300 retailers, advocates and members of the industry walked the halls of the U.S. House of Representative and Senate buildings last week. read more



     Grand Prix Feminin On Or Off?
Wed Mar 10, 2004
QUEBEC - Over the past two weeks, organizers of last year's Grand Prix Feminin International du Canada, and the Canadian Cycling Association have sent out conflicting press releases regarding the future of this year's race. read more



     Diablo Freeride Park Offers $229 Season Pass
Wed Mar 10, 2004
VERNON, NJ - Mountain bike season is quickly approaching and the Diablo Freeride Park is pleased to announce this opportunity to purchase a season pass for the 2004 mountain bike season at a reduced rate. read more



     Pezzo Back On The Bike
Wed Mar 10, 2004
Double Olympic mountain bike champion Paola Pezzo has been cleared by her doctor to return to training after her unexpected operation for appendicitis on February 27. read more



     Shimano Shows New Product To Europeans
Wed Mar 10, 2004
NUNSPEET, NETHERLANDS - Shimano just introduced a few of its new component groups to Europeans--months before the information on the groups is scheduled to be released stateside. read more



     SRAM Lets Its 2005 Cats Out Of The Bag
Wed Mar 10, 2004
CHICAGO, IL - Some secrets are hard to keep. SRAM yesterday released details on its 2005 RockShox line. read more



     Evil Bikes Signs Chris Donahue
Wed Mar 10, 2004
FREEPORT, ME - Evil Bikes announces a two year frame sponsorship and product development agreement with professional street and trail rider Chris Donahue. read more



     Waco: NORBA Series Ready To Roll In Texas
Thu Mar 11, 2004
WACO, TX - After an offseason that saw America's premier mountain-bike racing series undergo a host changes in hopes of reviving the struggling property, it's time to see if things are really any different. read more



     Race Face Ultimate Freeride Challenge
Thu Mar 11, 2004
The wait is finally over - the first round of videos in the Race Face Ultimate Freeride Challenge is now online! read more



     Proposed Ear-Radio Ban Meets With Resistance
Thu Mar 11, 2004
A UCI proposal to ban the use of ear radios in racing has been met with strong resistance from riders and team directors. read more



     Paris-Nice Stage 4 Cancelled
Thu Mar 11, 2004
The fourth stage of Paris-Nice has been cancelled due to the inclement weather. The decision was made to shorten the stage starting after the first two third category climbs. read more



     SRAM Completes Avid Acquisition
Thu Mar 11, 2004
CHICAGO, IL - SRAM Corporation yesterday announced the its completion of the purchase of brake manufacturer Avid. SRAM signed of a letter of intent to purchase Avid in January. The sale price was not disclosed. read more



     Shimano Alters Delivery Policy To Respond To Shortages
Fri Mar 12, 2004
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - As demand has outpaced production capacity, Shimano changed its OEM sales policy for 2005. Shimano will allocate early distribution of its LX and Ultegra groups based on suppliers' past order histories. read more



     McDonough USA Cycling's Track Director
Fri Mar 12, 2004
USA Cycling has named Pat McDonough as National Track Programs Director for USA Cycling effective April 1, 2004. read more



     Lance Armstrong To Race Rocky Mountain Classic
Fri Mar 12, 2004
VAIL, CO - As well as his scheduled appearance at the Tour de Georgia, US race fans will get another chance to see Lance Armstrong in action at the Rocky Mountain Classic at Vail, September 4-5. read more



     Tandem Cycling Puts Team Concept To Test
Sat Mar 13, 2004
A common axiom in tandem cycling parlance goes something like this: Riding as a tandem couple will make a good relationship better and a not-so-good relationship worse. read more



     South Carolina Heritage Cycling Series
Sat Mar 13, 2004
GREENVILLE, SC - Some of the nation's fastest and most successful professional bicycle racers are set to compete at the Second Annual South Carolina Heritage Cycling Series on April 28-29, 2004. read more



     Manitou Announces Preliminary 2004 Team Lineup
Sun Mar 14, 2004
Manitou is pleased to announce that it has confirmed most of its 2004 MRD Factory Race Team roster (what can we say, it's early March). read more



     Race Face UFC III Voting Week Two
Sun Mar 14, 2004
The first round of the third annual Race Face Ultimate Freeride Challenge has been completed. The votes have been counted and congratulations go out to Wayne Goss who advanced to the semi-finals. read more



     Kabush Takes Waco Overall
Mon Mar 15, 2004
WACO, TX - Jeremiah Bishop became the first American in three years to win a men's NORBA National MTB Series cross country event, taking a significant step in his quest for a spot on the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team. read more



     South Carolina Racer Struck By Truck, Dies
Mon Mar 15, 2004
Garrett Wonders, a member of the Hincapie Sportswear-Bianchi cycling team, died on Wednesday after being struck by a pickup truck while training in South Carolina. read more



     Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Rolls On
Mon Mar 15, 2004
Two Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crews have hit the road again on an 11-month tour of North America. These professional trail experts will conduct 85 events in 32 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. read more



     Vino' Wins Another As Jaksche Wraps Up Paris-Nice
Mon Mar 15, 2004
CSC team team took three of the top four spots in the final overall standings after Sunday's eighth and final stage was won by T-Mobile's Alexander Vinokourov. read more



     Immigration Issues: Vande Velde Sidelined By Paperwork
Tue Mar 16, 2004
Uncertainty over his work permit forced Christian Vande Velde to skip last week's Paris-Nice, an issue that may prove problematic for other Americans racing in Europe for European teams. read more



     SRAM's Tech Crew Truck Hits The Road
Tue Mar 16, 2004
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - SRAM's U.S. based Mobile Tech Crew set sail in its SRAM-RockShox Race Truck Monday for another season of service on the dirt. read more



     Chairlifts In Chile
Tue Mar 16, 2004
CHILE - The Centro de Ski Volcan Osorno is pleased to announce inauguration of its new mountain bike routes with full chairlift service. The Centro de Ski Volcan Osorno is located 1 1/2 hours from Puerto Varas, Chile. read more



     Athletes Switch To Crank Brothers Pedals For 2004
Tue Mar 16, 2004
More than 80 pro athletes switched to Crank Brothers pedals for the 2004 race season. Compare that to 2003, when 4 pro athletes converted to the company's pedals -- and 3 rode to world championships. read more



     German Court Rules In Favor Of Shimano In Dispute With SRAM
Tue Mar 16, 2004
GERMANY - A Munich court ruled SRAM's X7 shifter infringed on a Shimano patent. However, the court is continuing to review SRAM's contention that the patent should be nullified. read more



     Ride Europe
Thu Mar 18, 2004
Come to Tyrol/Austria this summer and learn from Hans Rey himself while riding some of the finest trails in the Alps. read more



     All Terrain BMX Series - Southeastern USA
Thu Mar 18, 2004
ATBMX is proud to announce our first series of events. They have taken their experiences along with advice from other riders and compiled an event series that they hope will keep you excited about riding and that is entertaining to watch. read more



     Armstrong USOC SportsMan Of The Year
Thu Mar 18, 2004
Cyclist Lance Armstrong, figure skater Michelle Kwan and the U.S. Women read more



     Collegiate Racing Season Starts
Fri Mar 19, 2004
Collegiate cyclists all over the Northeast are raring to go in the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conferences road season. read more



     Men Go-Slow Neutralises First Stage Of Pomona
Fri Mar 19, 2004
SAN DIMAS, CA - Reminiscent of the first stage of the Sea Otter Classic last year, the men decided not to race today's circuit race which was meant to kick of the Pomona Valley Stage Race. read more



     Armstrong Seeks Cyclists To Participate In Tour of Hope
Fri Mar 19, 2004
Lance Armstrong and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company announced today that they will partner again this year to inspire and invigorate the public about the importance of cancer research through the 2004 Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope. read more



     UFC Round 3 Voting Begins
Fri Mar 19, 2004
The second round of the third annual Race Face Ultimate Freeride Challenge has been completed. Congratulations goes out to Californian, Chris Quintero who took 34% of total votes. read more



     Campagnolo Opens Japanese Subsidiary
Sat Mar 20, 2004
YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - Campagnolo, the quintessentially Italian component maker, is opening a subsidiary in Japan, home territory of archetypical Japanese component maker Shimano. read more



     Armstrong Definitely Out
Sat Mar 20, 2004
Despite leaving the door open for a (remotely) possible start, Lance Armstrong has definitively decided against taking part in Milan-San Remo. Victim of a touch of bronchitis, Armstrong is not keen on compromising his Tour de France preparation. He will return to racing next weekend in France at the Crit



     Dunlap Scores Win In Portugal
Sun Mar 21, 2004
GOUVEIA, PORTUGAL - Alison Dunlap won the Maxxis Cup International in Gouveia, Portugal, on Sunday, giving the 2001 world champion a boost in her efforts to secure the only American spot in the 2004 Olympic mountain-bike race. read more



     Cocaine Overdose The Cause Of Pantani's Death
Sun Mar 21, 2004
Marco Pantani died of a cocaine overdose, Italian newsagency ANSA reported on Friday afternoon. The investigators also concluded that Pantani did not commit suicide. read more



     Nova Desert Classic
Mon Mar 22, 2004
FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ - The desert town of Fountain Hills, AZ hosted the 2nd annual Nova Desert Classic Cross Country Stage Race this past weekend. read more



     Trek Bicycles Sponsors Motorcycle Riders
Mon Mar 22, 2004
WATERLOO, WI - Zapata Espinoza wasted no time exerting a little influence at Trek. The company recently signed on as sponsor of three big motorbike names. read more



     Brian Maxwell, PowerBar Founder, Dies At 51
Tue Mar 23, 2004
SAN ANSELMO, CA - Brian Maxwell, founder of PowerBar empire and a former marathon runner, died of a heart attack. He was 51. read more



     Bicycling Selected As Finalist For Magazine Award
Tue Mar 23, 2004
EMMAUS, PA - The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) selected Bicycling Magazine as a finalist for its National Magazine Award in the general excellence category. read more



     US Postal Service Sponsorship Still In Question
Tue Mar 23, 2004
The United States Postal Service's contract for sponsorship of the professional cycling team is due to end at the conclusion of 2004, yet the future of the venture remains very much in question. read more



     FDA To Decide What's Really A Low-Carb Food
Wed Mar 24, 2004
Food makers are jockeying for grocery shelf space in the low-carb craze, touting everything from salad dressing to ice cream to low-carbohydrate Easter chocolate. read more



     Protour Plans May Exclude Armstrong From Cycling
Wed Mar 24, 2004
Possible plans within the new Protour to require a minimum number of racing days per rider could exclude riders like Lance Armstrong who use minimal racing to prepare for an event like the Tour de France. read more



     American Race For Olympic Spots Heats Up
Thu Mar 25, 2004
PUERTO RICO - In an effort to secure valuable UCI points to boost their chances at selection to the U.S. Olympic Team later this summer, Americans Jeremiah Bishop and Todd Wells traveled to Puerto Rico. read more



     Jeremy McGrath To Ride Haro/Masi bikes
Thu Mar 25, 2004
Long known for sponsoring some of the worlds top extreme sports athletes, Haro Bicycles announced the addition of yet another legend: 7-time Supercross Jeremy McGrath. read more



     House Committee Passes Slimmer Transportation Bill
Thu Mar 25, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee was at least fair to cycling programs in its draft of the federal transportation bill, which it passed yesterday. read more



     First EPO Suspension In USA
Fri Mar 26, 2004
The United States Anti-Doping Agency has announced the first suspension in the USA following a positive test for EPO. Adham Sbeih has been suspended for two years, the result of a positive EPO test on August 26, 2003. read more



     Veltec, Look Launch Pedal Trade-In Program
Sat Mar 27, 2004
SAND CITY, CA - Veltec Sports and Look Cycles began a trade-in program that gives consumers $50 off a set of CX-6 pedals when they turn in an old pair -- of any make in any condition. read more



     Rye Airfield's Big Wheels Contest Dates Changed
Sun Mar 28, 2004
RYE, NH - Grab your calendars and scratch in a new date for the 3rd annual BIG Wheels MTB contest at Rye Airfield. The new date for the contest is on Monday June 21st, just after the Mount Snow NCS event. read more



     Kryptonite, Pedro's Host 2nd Annual Lock And Lube Century
Mon Mar 29, 2004
CANTON, MA - Kryptonite and Pedro's are again hosting a fully supported century ride for industry members May 21. Last year the more than 40 riders from manufacturers, retailers, distributors, race teams and media participated. read more



     IMBA Publishes Freeride Guide With Rocky Mountain
Mon Mar 29, 2004
The spring edition of IMBA's newsletter focuses entirely on freeriding and challenging trails. This growing segment of mountain biking has emerged as a major topic for land managers, riders and IMBA. read more



     Olympic Velodrome Roof Installed
Tue Mar 30, 2004
The delicate operation of putting the roof over the Olympic velodrome in Athens has been completed two days ahead of schedule, a spokesman for the structure's Spanish designer, Santiago Calatrava, reported Sunday. read more



     More From Manzano: It's Like An Open Bar
Tue Mar 30, 2004
Former Kelme rider Jesus Manzano on Thursday said that professional cycling is awash with growth hormones, the banned blood booster EPO and host of other products often not intended for human use. read more



     UFC III - Round 4 Voting Begins
Tue Mar 30, 2004
The third round of the Race Face Ultimate Freeride Challenge has come to an end with Ian Duncan, a 15 year old hardtail rider from Kamloops, BC advancing to the semi-finals. read more



     Chasing The Flame
Wed Mar 31, 2004
Once the rays of sun touched it off, the first of over 11,000 torchbearers embarked on a journey that will pass the flame out of Olympia, Greece, around the world, and then back to Greece again. read more



     Cannondale Launches Web Site For A Bike
Wed Mar 31, 2004
BETHEL, CT - Cannondale created a web site exclusively for its Six13 bike, which will be launched in April. The site uses a lot of Flash, has a photo gallery and will soon feature a contest where consumers can win a Six13. read more


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